Not Rated | | Drama, Romance
A widowed matriarch reminisces about her family fortunes, including her romance with a financier/mine owner.
In a move unusual for a film even today, the movie was shot in chronological order.
Susie 'Sparrow' Parkington:
Why did you marry me?
Major Augustus Parkington: Life was too simple without you.
During a closeup of Maitre D, in the scene where newlywed Mr. and Mrs. Parkington arrive at the hotel in New York, the chambermaid with the bed warmer is seen exiting the room behind the welcoming Maitre D. In the next shot the maid is once again leaving the room.
In the European released version, Cecil Kellaway was replaced by 'Hugo Haas' and the role was changed to "Balkan King." Also, Tala Birell's character was changed to simply "Countess" instead of "Lady Norah Ebbsworth." Three actors in casting call lists but who were not in the U.S. print (Ann Codee, George Davis and Frank Reicher may also have been in this version (see the trivia section.)